Maison Ventenac Steph Merlot 2018, France
This is the Merlot that could challenge your thoughts about Merlot!
It was made for Stephanie the co-owner of the estate, who's stated dislike for Merlot was in some part the instigation for this wine's production. This Merlot was dedicated to her. Turns out, she loves it!
Soft and juicy with ripe, red berry and plum flavours and notes of chocolate orange on the finish. Not perhaps a grape of the region, but a style that is unmistakably from the South of Franc